A Conversation With Linus Torvalds, Who Built The World's Most Robust Operating System And Gave It Away For Free

Posted by bob on Jun 7, 2014 11:20 PM EDT
Business Insider; By Dylan Love
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In 1991, 22-year old Finnish computer programmer Linus Torvalds released his own operating system. Now, some 23 years later, Linux is everywhere. It powers your Android smartphone. It sorts mail for the US Postal Service. It runs the controls for CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, it steers nuclear submarines, and it powers more than 95% of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers.

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